The S-Works Build

I love building bikes. Especially my own, it gives them a more personal touch. After building up my new S-Works frame this will be the fifth bike I have built myself for myself. The plan was to use all of the bits and pieces from my old road bike and port them across to my... Continue Reading →

My First S-Works

For as long as I can remember I've always wanted an S-Works frame. I love the look of the Specialized Venge, but I found it a little too stiff for the kind of riding I do. Don't get me wrong, if money and space weren't an issue there would certainly be one in the collection.... Continue Reading →

Taking A Break

So, my break didn't quite go to plan. Yes, I did plan to have a bit of a break from my blog and I'll explain why shortly. The reason it didn't quite go to plan is that it was a tad longer than I had originally intended. I'd been working hard, trying to prepare and... Continue Reading →

An Active Recovery Session

I know, I was confused too... It was back in January when I was attempting to cycle 10 miles each day as a challenge. I wanted to try and carry on piling up the miles as much as I could after completing it. But I wasn't sure of the best way. I was then told... Continue Reading →

The Weekend Ride: Caunton

Some very pretty scenery around a place when we don't ride often enough. We set out from Will's after a few text messages the night before organising where we'd ride. We both agreed that we were slightly bored or riding the same roads. The issue was that we didn't normally have time to go further afield.... Continue Reading →

I Can’t Wait To Ride My Bike

Recently my blog posts have been about my bikes themselves. Some enjoying the delights of a few upgrades, others just requiring a little bit of TLC. Either way, I've not been able to ride them as often as I'd have liked to. There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, the weather has been shocking. Here... Continue Reading →

My Track Bike Update

A couple of weeks ago I talked about having a bike day. Not a day of riding but a day where I managed to spend a bit of time giving some of my bikes some TLC and a few upgrades. One of these bikes was my track bike. When I bought it, I came across... Continue Reading →

Dropper Posts

One of the best things for your mountain bike! I mentioned in my previous post that I'd finally managed to install a dropper post on my hardtail. I've had dropper posts before, on my previous and currently full suspension bikes. For those that don't know, a dropper post is a seat post that can be... Continue Reading →

The Orange Gets Some Upgrades

This bike has a very special place in my heart. However, it has definitely been neglected over the last year or so; It doesn't get ridden as much as it used to. I bought the frame and built it up with spare parts I had at the time and used it throughout my time at... Continue Reading →

Where Has The Nice Weather Gone?​

Waking up and discovering there is snow on the ground, 25 mph gusts of wind and temperatures around 1°C is not quite what I expect at the beginning of March. It certainly doesn't help the motivation to try and get out on the bike either. I would like to say that we braved the weather... Continue Reading →

My New Favourite Tool

Yep, that does sound like a bit of an odd title. Who has a favourite tool? It's such a simple one too, and it saves a lot of worries when you've removed the rear wheel. I'm sure I'm not the only one who, when they take the rear wheel out of the frame, is worried... Continue Reading →

Discovering a Bodge Job

You have to be slightly prepared when you buy a second-hand bike. Or second-hand anything for that matter. You never fully know what has happened or what work has been carried out before you get your hands on it. I've had a few second-hand bikes and components over the years and I'm starting to become... Continue Reading →

A Bike Kind of a Day

One of my favourite types of days. I even managed a little cheeky blast on the rollers towards the end of the afternoon. Over the last, however many months, I'd been slowly building up a small collection of new parts and components that I wanted to use to upgrade various bikes. Actually, there was at... Continue Reading →

It’s Warming Up

Finally! We are definitely on the edge of winter and nearly into spring. The evenings are getting lighter; I'm now able to go to and from work without turning my car headlights on. Ok, bad analogy, I don't turn them on, my car does it for me. But still. The temperature is increasing too! Over... Continue Reading →

Overshoes Are So Underrated

One of the best things I have ever invested in, other than waterproof socks, is overshoes. Especially for when the temperature drops. For a long time, I'd never bothered with overshoes, until I started going out for longer rides in cooler temperatures. Don't get me wrong, these weren't freezing temperatures, I don't do those on... Continue Reading →

The Weekend Ride: A Café Run

My favourite type of ride. It happened completely by accident and we didn't plan on heading for a coffee. Although, from now, I think that should always be the plan. Josh and I decided that we would go for a ride. The weather was bright, chilly but the sun was out. I headed over to... Continue Reading →

A New Saddle

I've been looking at the Specialized Power saddle for a while now, as soon as it came out I was curious about it. It didn't help that one of my mates who works at Specialized was singing its praises. The saddle came out a while ago, 2015 to be exact, but it's taken me this... Continue Reading →

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